VA Butler Health Care

History

VA Butler Health Care is a facility that operates under the VA Health Care-VISN 4, which is a network of ten VA medical centers that serves veterans in 104 counties throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Ohio. VA Butler Health Care specifically helps to provide medical and social care to over 18,000 veterans residing in western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio. The VA Butler Health Care facility first opened its doors in 1937 as a Tuberculosis Sanitarium, eventually serving as a soldier’s hospital during World War II, after which it was purchased by the Veterans Administration in 1948 beginning its operations as a veterans’ hospital. The Butler Health Care facility is a parent hospital that oversees four VA outpatient clinics which provide veterans more convenient access to healthcare within their community.

Services

Butler Health Care is comprised of 60 nursing home care beds as part of their community living center, 10 compensated work therapy beds, and 56 domiciliary beds. The facility is situated on an 88-acre campus located just three miles outside of Butler, and generates approximately 125,000 visits per year. VA Butler Health Care provides comprehensive care for veterans including a variety of services. Specialized care is provided through the following programs:
  • Respite care
  • Dental hygiene
  • Home-based primary care
  • Community health care
  • Hospice
  • Adult day health care
  • Audiology
  • Behavioral health
  • Caregiver Services
  • Chaplaincy and Spiritual Services
  • Domiciliary Services
  • Homeless Veterans Program
  • Laboratory Services
  • Nutrition Counseling
  • Operation Enduring & Iraqi Freedom/New Dawn (OEF/OIF/OND) and Persian Gulf Era Services
  • Optometry and Ophthamology
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Services
  • Primary Care Team
  • Social Services
  • Specialty Care Clinic
  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Telehealth
  • Women Veteran Health Services
  • Visual Impairment Services Treatment (VIST)
If a veteran should require walk-in urgent care or ambulatory services they are referred to their local hospital in lieu of Butler Health Care, as they do not provide emergency services at this location. Butler can however, assist veterans with coordinating this type of care during critical times. Beyond specialized programs Butler Health Care provides a variety of other services for veterans including a pharmacy where patients can refill prescriptions either online, by mail, in person, or over the phone.

Accreditation and Achievements

VA Butler Health Care is the recipient of several awards and accreditations, including the College of American Pathology (CAP), the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and compliance with the National Patient Safety Goals. The CARF accreditation specifically represents the highest level of achievement possible for an organization and their JCAHO accreditations are for multiple programs including behavioral health, home care, ambulatory care, and long term care.

Location

VA Butler Health Care is located at 325 New Castle Road Butler, Pennsylvania 16001 For more information they can be reached at 800.362.8262
Reference:
  • VA Butler Health Care